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Surgical Blood Conservation Techniques

Reducing blood loss in open radical retropubic prostatectomy with prophylactic periprostatic sutures.

Carvalhal GF, Griffin CR, Kan D, Loeb S, Catalona WJ.

Source‎: BJU Int 2010;105(12):1650-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19888968

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2009.09034.x

Delayed intraoperative hydration limits blood loss during radical retropubic prostatectomy.

Davies BJ, Chung SY, Nelson JB.

Source‎: Urology 2004;64(4):712-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15491707

Holmium laser enucleation versus photoselective vaporization for prostatic adenoma greater than 60 ml: preliminary results of a prospective, randomized clinical trial.

Elmansy H, Baazeem A, Kotb A, Badawy H, Riad E, Emran A, Elhilali M.

Source‎: J Urol 2012;188(1):216-21.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22591968

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.02.2576

Bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate causes less bleeding than the monopolar technique: a single-centre randomized trial of 202 patients.

Fagerström T, Nyman CR, Hahn RG

Source‎: BJU Int 2010;105(11):1560-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19912211

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2009.09052.x

Modification of retropubic adenomectomy: improved hemostasis and outcome.

Filiadis I, Adamopoulos V, Konstandinidis E.

Source‎: Int Urol Nephrol 2007;39(1):169-72.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17268903

Comparison of transfusion requirements between open and robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.

Kordan Y, Barocas DA, Altamar HO, Clark PE, Chang SS, Davis R, Herrell SD, Baumgartner R, Mishra V, Chan RC, Smith Jr JA, Cookson MS.

Source‎: BJU Int 2010;106(7)1036-40.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20151960

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09233.x

Systematic review and meta-analysis of perioperative outcomes and complications after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.

Novara G, Ficarra V, Rosen RC, Artibani W, Costello A, Eastham JA, Graefen M, Guazzoni G, Shariat SF, Stolzenburg JU, Van Poppel H, Zattoni F, Montorsi F, Mottrie A, Wilson TG.

Source‎: Eur Urol 2012;62(3):431-52.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22749853

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.05.044

Induced hypotension with epidural/general anesthesia reduces transfusion in radical prostate surgery.

O'Connor PJ, Hanson J, Finucane BT.

Source‎: Can J Anaesth 2006;53(9):873-80.

Indexed‎: PubMed 16960264

Laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy with controlled hypotensive anesthesia to avoid hilar clamping: feasibility, safety and perioperative functional outcomes.

Papalia R, Simone G, Ferriero M, Costantini M, Guaglianone S, Forastiere E, Gallucci M.

Source‎: J Urol 2012;187(4):1190-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22335869

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.11.100

Robot-assisted extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: experience in a high-volume laparoscopy reference centre.

Ploussard G, Xylinas E, Salomon L, Vordos D, Hoznek A, Abbou CC, de la Taille A.

Source‎: BJU Int 2010;105(8):1155-60.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19888970

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2009.09013.x

Limited hydration may reduce intraoperative blood loss in retropubic radical prostatectomy.

Shigemura K, Yasufuku T, Yamanaka K, Yamashita M, Uefuji T, Arakawa S, Fujisawa M.

Source‎: Kobe J Med Sci 2010;56(1):E18-23.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21063142

A simple and reliable hemostatic technique during partial nephrectomy.

Tsivian A, Sidi AA.

Source‎: Urology 2004;63(5):976-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15134994

Simplified hemostatic technique during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.

Tsivian A, Tsivian M, Benjamin S, Sidi AA.

Source‎: Int Braz J Urol 2012;38(1):84-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22397789

Laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery in a Jehovah's Witness patient.

Yohannes P, Rao M, Burjonrappa S, Sudan R.

Source‎: J Endourol 2004;18(1):59-62.

Indexed‎: PubMed 15006056

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